May Public Programs at War in the Pacific National Historical Park

May Public Programs at War in the Pacific National Historical Park

by Kelly Carroll, Lead Park Ranger
National Park Service
May 13, Saturday: 9 am at Ga’an Point - “Keep Guam Beautiful”
This community cleanup will take place at Ga’an Point - a former WWII invasion site. Cold water in coolers, protective gloves, and trash bags will be provided. Please bring refillable water bottles and wear closed-toe shoes, hats, and sunscreen. All ages are welcome. Service learning credit is available. For more information, contact
May 21, Sunday: 2 pm at the Visitor Center - “Science Sunday”
Science Sunday features current research projects happening right here on Guam and the Micronesian region. Open to all ages. No registration is required. For more information on this event, call 333-4050 or email
May 27, Saturday: 7 am at Asan Beach – “Volunteer Event – Memorial Day Flags” 
Here's your chance to make an active investment in this year's Memorial Day. Our annual display recognizes the thousands of Americans and Chamorros killed on Guam during World War II. Join us as a volunteer and help lay out our flags of remembrance. To get involved, call 333-4050 or email
Memorial Day Weekend: May 27– May 29
View the inspiring flag display at Asan Beach. The flag display honors the 1,880 U.S. Marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen and coast guardsmen who died during the 1941 Japanese invasion and the 1944 battle to liberate the island. The flag display includes honoring the 1,170 people of Guam who died during the war.
May 28, Sunday: 2 pm at Asan Beach – “This Flag is For…”
A park ranger will be available to discuss the symbolism of the Memorial Day flags at Asan Beach and the stories of some of the people who lost their lives on Guam during World War II.
May 28, Sunday: 4 pm at Asan Beach – “Lighting of Flags Ceremony”
Join us for the lighting of flags at Asan Beach. After a short ceremony, the public will be asked to light up each of 3050 flags. The ceremony will include a presentation of colors and a moment of silence, commemorating those who perished on Guam during WWII, and all those who died in service to the United States around the world. All ages are welcome.
May 30, Tuesday:  7 am at Asan Beach – “Volunteer Event – Striking of the Flags”
Didn't get a chance to help put up the flags? You can still lend a hand by taking them down after the event.
To contact Park Rangers, please call (671) 333-4050 or email at

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